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The Welsh Space Campaign
June 10, 2013 10:50 AM   Subscribe

The Welsh Space Campaign. The suit is made of the fabric woven in the last remaining wool mills in Wales. The astronaut boots are traditional Welsh clogs crafted by a traditional clog maker. The whole pressure system that will enable the astronaut to sustain life in outer space was built by a Welsh plumber. The aim of the designer is to reveal that Wales has the capacity to explore space, and to show that off-world culturalisation can be achieved through a collective communitarian effort; as a way to allow the people involved to reconsider their role and skill in relation to these cosmic contexts. -- We Make Money Not Art
posted by Bunny Ultramod (15 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Related: The Afronauts by Cristina De Middel.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 11:04 AM on June 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


I am saddened by the lack of corgis in tiny Welsh spacesuits.
posted by themadthinker at 11:05 AM on June 10, 2013 [8 favorites]


Considering that the Welsh come out on top in the next world war (see
Ymadawiad Arthur) and master time travel (after a fashion), why should space flight seem so silly?
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:06 AM on June 10, 2013


I am saddened by the lack of corgis in tiny Welsh spacesuits.

Maybe this will help. Or this.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 11:08 AM on June 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm sorry, you're just not going to get off the ground in a slate rocket fueled by coal.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:10 AM on June 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


I hope this goes better than the last time they tried to send a Welshman to the Moon.
posted by benito.strauss at 11:16 AM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Broadcast on all frequencies and all known languages, including Welsh."
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:18 AM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


If I had one of those patches, I'd wear it proudly.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:21 AM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


(see Ymadawiad Arthur)

"In the year 2096, Welshmen lay a plan to kidnap national hero King Arthur from the medieval era, and bring him to the present. By mistake, however, they kidnap rugby hero Dai Arthur (nicknamed "King Arthur") from the 1960s instead."

This has all the makings of the best movie ever.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:21 AM on June 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


Gogs in spaaace!
posted by Abiezer at 11:50 AM on June 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


This has all the makings of the best movie ever.

It's very low budget and kind of silly, but I remember it as thoroughly enjoyable. It is certainly the best Welsh-language SF film I have ever seen.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:44 PM on June 10, 2013


Go to space? Gruff Rhys (the Welsh Wayne Coyne) has been living there for years!
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 1:10 PM on June 10, 2013


In space, no-one can hear you sing in disconcertingly close harmony.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:34 PM on June 10, 2013


I really like this. It shows that what are kind of considered "old" or "dated" crafts/trades still can have relevance in modern times. And deservedly so. This is a future I'd rather live in.

(And, Harvey Kilobit, I tend to think Wayne Coyne is the American Gruff Rhys, but that's just me.)
posted by darksong at 2:52 PM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


My Welsh Terrier approves of this post.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:20 PM on June 10, 2013


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